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Pa.’s first step toward nixing life without parole could be taken this week method

Oct. 17, 2016 11:58 am

Pa.’s first step toward nixing life without parole could be taken this week

In Pa., being sentenced to life without parole is equivalent to being sentenced to death. This Tuesday, a coalition of advocates will rally in Harrisburg to support reforms once deemed nonviable.
Good Economist shines a spotlight on Helen Gym’s policy views method

Oct. 5, 2016 11:22 am

Good Economist shines a spotlight on Helen Gym’s policy views

SBN's latest issue of "Good Economist" takes on holistic policymaking and the business community's involvement in education reform.
Homeless services and housing are a lot like Sinatra’s ‘Love & Marriage’ purpose

Sep. 29, 2016 3:08 pm

Homeless services and housing are a lot like Sinatra’s ‘Love & Marriage’

You can't have one without the other. These stories from local service providers are proof.
Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey people

Sep. 29, 2016 12:54 pm

Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey

The conversation on criminal justice reform is moving forward, but the Defender Association chief wants to see more intervention in the child welfare system.
Ami Patel Hopkins: The people you’re serving must have a voice people

Sep. 19, 2016 12:53 pm

Ami Patel Hopkins: The people you’re serving must have a voice

The School District of Philadelphia's kindergarten transition fellow shares what she's learned about education policy through her multifaceted career.
That recidivism technology Philadelphia is getting might not account for racist policing results

Sep. 19, 2016 9:07 am

That recidivism technology Philadelphia is getting might not account for racist policing

If it does, said Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. at a recent City Council hearing, it will "lose some accuracy." What do local advocates think? Technical.ly Philly reports.
What we’re really saying when we talk about social change purpose

Sep. 9, 2016 12:55 pm

What we’re really saying when we talk about social change

We demand it in times of civil unrest, but what can contemporary social change look like in — specifically for urban communities of color? A few local leaders break through the ambiguity.
#WeNeedToWork wants government job programs for reentrants and people with disabilities method

Sep. 6, 2016 10:36 am

#WeNeedToWork wants government job programs for reentrants and people with disabilities

Subsidized job programs can help break the cycle of poverty and cut public spending. That's why Community Legal Services and Redeemed have launched an effort to introduce programs in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania at large.
Nyron Crawford wants to know who’s responsible for all this disparity purpose

Aug. 16, 2016 12:58 pm

Nyron Crawford wants to know who’s responsible for all this disparity

The Temple political science professor is studying political behavior, public policy and how people of color perceive the legitimacy of police and government.

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